Mitt Romney is a two-time loser when it comes to running for President of the United States of America, but apparently he doesn’t want to be known as a three-time loser just yet. According to Fox News, the former Governor of Massachusetts announced that he is not going to be running for President in 2016. This comes after he’d spent a handful of weeks toying with the idea of running. In fact, there were quite a few people convinced that the upcoming elections were going to be a battle between he and Hillary Clinton. Now that he’s out of the ring, who will the GOP choose?
Romney reportedly shared the news with political donors on Friday during a conference call after he promised earlier that he’d make a final decision by that day. His decision was a brief, but thoughtful one.
“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it’s best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee.”
Now that Mitt is out of the ring, the GOP can focus on finding a nominee that can compete against whoever the Democrats choose to run in 2016. It’s being reported that conservative supporters of Romney have dwindled since his 2012 loss, and that more donor support has gravitated in the direction of Jeb Bush, who has already confirmed that he will be running.
KSL reports that some top officials in Utah that are disappointed in Mitt’s decision not to run. That’s probably because he is still leading the polls for Republican presidential hopefuls. Meanwhile, Fox News reports that Hillary Clinton is at the top of the polls leading Democrats. So, now that Mitt Romney has dropped out of the mix, who could possibly go against Clinton and win in 2016?
Do you think Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States, or will the GOP find their diamond in the rough after losing the White House for two elections in a row? 2016 is just a year away, and so far, the top polling Republican has decided to not run for office. That means time is ticking for a polished conservative leader to emerge from within the Republican party. In the meantime, Hillary Clinton still hasn’t completely confirmed whether or not she’s even running, but people close to her say she is. Politico reports that she may be better off for now as a non-candidate while the GOP tries to find the right representative to go against her.
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